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Jeffrey K.A. Brown
Chief Development Officer of Infrastructure
Houston Airport System
Jeffrey K.A. Brown is the Chief Development Officer of the Planning, Design and Construction Division for the Houston Airport System (HAS). Brown is responsible for overseeing the administration of design and construction contracts, managing long-term and short-term airport projects, analyzing operations and implementing best practice policies and procedures at HAS.
Prior to joining HAS, Brown served as an Engineering Design Manager for the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing (USAF) in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and was the Director of Engineering for KBR in Anbar province, Iraq.
Brown has more than 20 years of experience in aviation planning, design and construction/project management in both the civilian and military sectors. His extensive experience in the aviation industry was obtained from working at large airports such as New York’s JFK International and LaGuardia airports, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, McCarran Airport and smaller regional and general aviation airports in the Maryland and Virginia.
Brown has a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of the West Indies, a Master’s degree from Columbia University (New York), and an MBA from the City University of New York (Baruch College). Additionally, Brown is a licensed professional engineer in New York and Georgia, a Certified Member (CM) of the American Association of Airport Executives and a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.